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For the purpose of shared resources, education, marketing, and conservation of Fine Appalachian Craft, we host eight special events each year. Engage with the region's top makers, hear their story behind their craft.

Craft Demos Begin April 1, 2020

January 9 - March 31

We will update the Calendar as soon as we have our Craft Demonstration Schedule in place!

Mentoring Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States

These workshops are to help artists & makers who are interested in joining the Guild prepare for the jury process. All workshops are held at the Folk Art Center in the auditorium, 1 – 4 PM. All participants are asked to bring 5 (or More) actual pieces of work and digital images similar to what…

Glass & Metal Day

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States

Gearing up for the season’s educational series of events – the Southern Highland Craft Guild is excited to showcase the elements of metal and glass on April 4th. A range of techniques will be demonstrated in both of the mediums, each artist with their own distinct touch and style. From 10am to 4pm, these master…

Fiber Weekend, Day 1

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States

More than two dozen Guild members and friends will be demonstrating a variety of techniques from 10am-4pm. This free event for the community invites visitors to get a close-up look at how fiber products are made and the stories of these makers. Textile arts are known for building a sense of community, and to celebrate…

Fiber Weekend, Day 2

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States

More than two dozen Guild members and friends will be demonstrating a variety of techniques from 10am-4pm. This free event for the community invites visitors to get a close-up look at how fiber products are made and the stories of these makers. Textile arts are known for building a sense of community, and to celebrate…

Clay Day

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States

Clay Day features craft demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults. 
Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and invited guests will demonstrate wheel-throwing, hand-building, and surface design on clay, among other techniques.

Mentoring Workshop

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States

These workshops are to help artists & makers who are interested in joining the Guild prepare for the jury process. All workshops are held at the Folk Art Center in the auditorium, 1 – 4 PM. All participants are asked to bring 5 (or More) actual pieces of work and digital images similar to what…

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The Craft Fair, Summer Edition

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
87 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

This four-day event features over 180 exhibiting artisans in a two-story arena in downtown Asheville. This year, The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates 73 years of craft heritage.

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The Craft Fair, Summer Edition

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
87 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

This four-day event features over 180 exhibiting artisans in a two-story arena in downtown Asheville. This year, The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates 73 years of craft heritage.

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The Craft Fair, Summer Edition

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
87 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

This four-day event features over 180 exhibiting artisans in a two-story arena in downtown Asheville. This year, The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates 73 years of craft heritage.

Fly Fishing on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Book Signing by Sam Johnson "Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway"

December 21 10:00a-4:00p | View Facebook Event

Meet author Sam Johnson as he promotes his latest book about fishing areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway. While in the gallery, enjoy demonstrations of kaleidoscope-making by Marc Tickle.

Biltmore Village Gallery | 26 Lodge St Asheville, NC

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Craft Demos on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Daily 10:00a-4:00p | View Schedule

Inside the Folk Art Center and Moses Cone Manor, members of the guild volunteer their time to demonstrate & educate the public on the processes of their craft. Meet and interact with the region's top makers demonstrating the processes of handmade jewelry, furniture, pottery, decor, fiber arts, and much more!

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

Moses Cone Manor | 295 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC

2020 Events

Glass

April 4th

Glass & Metal Day

These master craftspeople will be blacksmithing, glass blowing, piercing and soldering metals, knife making, bezeling, repoussé, copper etching, assembling stained glass, forging and many other artistic processes.

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

Clay Fest

June 6th

Clay Day

Clay Day features craft demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults. 
Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and invited guests will demonstrate wheel-throwing, hand-building, and surface design on clay, among other techniques.

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

Cara Mae linen fiber

May 9-10

Fiber Weekend

More than two dozen Guild members and friends will be demonstrating a variety of techniques from 10am-4pm. This free event for the community invites visitors to get a close-up look at how fiber products are made and the stories of these makers.

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

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July 16-19

Summer Craft Fair

Exhibiting over 180 artisans in a two-story arena in downtown Asheville, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates 72 years of craft heritage.

US Cellular Center | 87 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC

wood turning demo

August 1st 

Wood Day

Meet the members of our Guild who have mastered the craft of woodworking using traditional and contemporary tools.

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

Heritage Weekend

September 18-19

Heritage Weekend

Celebrating Appalachian heritage and culture on the lawns of the Folk Art Center. Join us for music, dancing, traditional practices, and fine Appalachian craft.

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

Exhibiting over 180 artisans in a two-story arena in downtown Asheville, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates 72 years of craft heritage.

US Cellular Center | 87 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC

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